Favorite Nickname for Blake Griffin?

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What's yours?
The Flying Lion
36%
 36%  [15]
Flight 32
24%
 24%  [10]
BG32
7%
 7%  [3]
High Grffinition (I've never heard this one before, but it came up when I searched "Blake Griffin Nickname" on Google so...okay?)
2%
 2%  [1]
The Blake Show
29%
 29%  [12]
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Dunkathon
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I don't get the hype people like Grantland's writers have for "The Flying Lion" being a nickname. Nicknames should be short, simple, and sum up the playstyle and values of the player. To me, Flight 32 has always been the perfect nickname for Griffin. Short, sweet, and it captures his high flying style. How about the rest of you?

(Also, "The Slim Reaper" is an awful nickname for Durant, and I have no idea why sports writers keep on trying to force it on everyone else. He'll always be the "Durantula" to me).

Silasie
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I think his given name is distinctive enough. If a good one came up I'd go with it but the ones on the vote are all a bit so, so.

TheThinkingSomething
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Must see BG?

Quake Griffin?

ClipperKyle32
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Most NBA nicknames are just the players initials. LBJ - LeBron James KD - Kevin Durant Even most of the Clippers use their initials. I think this thread should be about What Nickname should Clippers players....

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FightOnRon
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Well I have to say this is one topic I would not have thought of,but for me it is BG32 because if you do the math BG32+CP3= The greatest show in LA and perhaps the USA.

comeONcraig
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I've liked "Blake Superior". It just seems fitting with the way he's been playing.

WinningBasket
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I thought Flight 32 would take off (lol), but it didn't. I like Flyin' Lion. If this moniker sticks, what would be the tag line? "Because he roars and soars!"?

Karl Malone's The Postman tag line "Because he always delivers." is quite catchy. Blake needs something similar.

cleepers
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Fights like a lion, flies like an eagle... if it wasn't Blake's actual name, we'd all be congratulating the guy who came up with the nickname "Griffin".

LeftHook
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I thought the same thing but unfortunately after seeing it on YouTube, it sounds like Mike Smith was the one that threw in, "The Flying Lion!"

letitbled
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The Vanilla Gorilla

Quake Griffin

Blake the Ripper

SDclipper
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Pretty much. He'd just wind up being compared to a griffin anyway.

I guess when it comes down to it, sometimes I just call him BG.

Happy birthday to him by the way.

RG
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Flight 32 sounds the best, flying lion is significant to his name but flight 32 just flows

fray_27
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I've always liked flight 32 and that's what I refer to him the most

CapsNClips
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The Gym Reaper - Knockoff of KD's nickname that he doesn't even want

The Hound - Badass from Game of Thrones

L.A. Capone - Blake's a gangster

Rust - He never sleeps and keeps growing whether you like it or not

Red Bull - Sponsored by Redbull and he's ginger

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yeah flight 32 is easily my favorite too

StrikeBack
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BlakeZilla or beastmode

OregonLAC
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Flying Lion is the perfect nickname for Blake

BaadMaster
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This is not mine; someone else here used it. But "The Blake Show" works for me. Maybe Blake "Show" Griffin???

Clipperfan9
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Going off of your second suggestion - Earthquake Blake? Relevant not only because every time he slams he creates a magnitudinal force, but because he plays in LA, a place prone to earthquakes. I'd choose 'Flying Lion' over that one though... even though I laughed the first time I heard it, it's grown on me.

Factorz26
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Personally, I prefer "Flight 32," but the "Flyin' Lion" doesn't sound too bad either.

backinblue
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Flying Lion sounds great! especially after a huge dunk!

toohipcliptoslip
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I have a tee that says King Kong on the back

BACON
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The Red Lobster!

ClipperDB
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"Shake & Blake"

ClipperDB
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"the griffin-ator"

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Because he scores inside and outside and his specialty is a double-double... animal style.

Keatonsays
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I remember the commentator for the Minnesota Timberwolves referring to Blake Griffin as "The Brahma Bull". Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson used to go by the same name back in his WWF heyday

Dunkathon
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I would totally rep this nickname if I had the points to do so. :\

I still think Flying Lion or "The Flyin' Lion" is too long to be a nickname. Plus, while it does fit Griffin, it doesn't flow all that well off the tongue.

BaadMaster
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As today, with Phil officially leaving the Lakers, this is my first day here as a SUPPORTER. (As I said, I cannot be called a Clippers "fan" yet. That has to be earned. I guess I am closer to a bandwagoner than a "fan.")

But maybe I can earn my stripes with a nickname for BG that works...TA DA!!!!!....

BLAKE "THE MAGICIAN" GRIFFIN!

It rhymes, it describes his skill set and, I think, works.

Your thoughts?

Akclipps
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My favorite BG nicknames are: Flying Lion

Flight32

And Vanilla Gorilla lol

Jerediscool
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And he is a Southern California icon! love it, my new favorite nickname!

Jerediscool
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Welcome to Clipper Life bro, but I'm not sure you understand rhyming

BaadMaster
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Thanks for the welcome. I was wondering if the Clippers fans would call me a bandwagoner and reject me big time. Hopefully I was wrong.

But whatever, I am looking forward to seeing some GREAT basketball tonite. And to watch "The Magician" work (hey, I can hype my nickname...LOL). Tonight will be great fun; after suffering with thoroughly bad basketball, Lob City will make my night. I want Blake to go for twenty again (dunno what the record is) because I think (my OPINION) Blake is more exciting than LeBron. (Did LeBron ever jump over a car?)

Remember one thing. I do not yet deserve to be called a Clippers "fan." That would be disrespectful to those long suffering Clippers fan. I am just a "supporter."

That aside...

LOS ANGELES (my home town) Clippers, NBA CHAMPIONS!!!

CapsNClips
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I love the In-n-out nickname. I love it because In-n-out dominates 5 Guys and Blake does the same thing against 5 Guys every night.

tdots
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Even though it's suppose to be a two man team plus an intern, I like Griffin Force because of the stupid commercials

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that inn-n-out nickname is actually pretty cool haha

phaded21
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I like what Reggie Miller calls him, "Bad News Blake."

BaadMaster
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Y'all like "The Mailman...he delivers." Great nickname.

How about "The Magician...Opponents Disappear." Or something like that.

OR....

When I saw a college tape of BG pre-draft, he looked like a beast. Maybe Blake "The Beast" Griffin?

Third try... Michael Jordan was simply MJ. Well BG, just BJ, might be the best nickname of all.

Hey, I gave it my best!

Jerediscool
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anyone else seen the new BG logo he's been rocking on his shoes? check out the tongue of his st pattys day jordans

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Andrew818
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I like Bad News Blake and Flight 32

cleepers
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Cheers, mate! Just for you...

"That's what a power-forward's... all about!"

calipublicist
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I started calling him the "Ginger Gangster" after that confrontation with Mario Chalmers a few seasons ago.

Silasie
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I like the way they've turned the letters into wings but the 'b', if it is a b looks like an 'a' or something?

calipublicist
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With all his highlights, I wonder why the media hasn't officially gave Blake a nickname.

Silasie
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Nicknames are funny things. They either stick or they don't, its a natural process. Blake Griffin is an unusual (the Griffin part) yet easy/quick to say name anyway, so he doesn't need one so much.

There have been some good suggestions in this thread but I haven't really 'felt' any of them and that's kinda how nicknames work imo.

calipublicist
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If he kills in the post season like he's been doing all year, we're going to have to find something to call him! lol

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Flight 32!

calipublicist
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It might be more likely that we'll get a nickname for DJ before BG lol

FightOnRon
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Of course I can't share some of the nicknames I had for him last week when he saw us coming down to autograph alley and ran from us like we had the plague. If I shared many of them they would look like **** ******** ***** ************.

Dunkathon
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BTW, I should note that I tried to put an "Other" option in the poll for people who don't use any of those names, but for some reason, it didn't show up. Is there a limit of 5 poll options or something?

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